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Old 04-27-2004, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi

I'm selling my computer and...

ive reformatted my hard-drive twice, but am told that this wont delete the sensitive data like bank details, passwords etc. that was on it before due to the type of process used to delete etc.

how do i make sure that all the already deleted data on the old partitions/or old data on the drive is actually properly erased with no way of retrieval?

I'd rather not have anyone access my personal info
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks for that - do these work with the *free space* on a drive, rather than wiping the entire drive with the data you want, i.e. windows etc?
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or get a program called PGP and encrypt anything you would never want anyone else to see. In my opinion PGP is the most power encryption program avalable, the government even tried to outlaw it back when it Phill Zimmerman came out with it. You can even set it to auto wipe any files that are deleted from the trash bin, and tell it how many binarys to overwrite the data.
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